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  • Transgender Teen Surprised With First Dose of Hormones After Waiting 2.5 Years!

    04/28/2016 2:59:02 PM PDT · by BBell · 47 replies
    Published on Sep 25, 2015Today after waiting 2 1/2 years she FINALLY got her estrogen. I picked it up while she was in school so she had no idea. We have been waiting months for the readiness letter to be finalized and sent to Chicago, so had no idea on a timeline of when it would actually happen. Sorry I had to stop recording because we were both blubbering sobbing fools LOL. September 24th is a day I will remember for the rest of my life!
  • UPDATE: Rape victim speaks out

    01/19/2016 2:45:39 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 27 replies
    The young woman, whose name is being withheld for her privacy, said she went to the Cedar Springs nightclub Saturday night, Jan. 16, with her female fiancee and her fiancee’s co-worker. She had become separated from them in the crowd when she met Prince Karim, a 31-year-old Middle Eastern man that she assumed — based on the way he was dressed, his hairstyle and the fact that he was in a gay bar — was a gay man. The woman said she and Karim went out onto the S4 patio to smoke, and that while they were there, she realized...
  • Groundbreaking High School for LGBT Students to Open

    01/06/2016 12:47:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 67 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 5, 2016 | AP
    A first-of-its-kind private school in Georgia aimed at attracting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and teachers is being established in Atlanta for students who feel bullied or not accepted in traditional schools. Pride School Atlanta is a k-12 institution designed to be an alternative for LGBT students, though the school is open to any student who believes they're not getting the support they need for "being different," says Pride School founder Christian Zsilavetz.
  • Growing Up Trans (PBS/Frontline)

    12/29/2015 4:31:53 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 29 replies
    PBS/Frontline ^ | 6/30/15
    Excerpts from the program transcript (and I've added a few notes for explanation): [Family in a doctor's office] 00:14:09 The medications are very expensive, and so they can be $15,000 to $25,000 a year for some of these things, which is cost prohibitive for most people. 00:14:19 So we have worked on an option that we have, we can offer here now actually, which is called Vantas. 00:14:24 And its FDA approval is for men with prostate cancer, but this has been used successfully by pediatric endocrinologists taking care of kids like Daniel, and it seems to work just as...
  • Chaz Bono struggling to find a permanent partner because he [sic] 'repels' women

    10/22/2015 2:03:11 PM PDT · by fwdude · 196 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 17, 2015 | New York Daily News
    Chaz Bono cannot find love because he repels women. Lovelorn Bono, 46, says he has been out on dates but just cannot connect with the opposite sex even though the transgender LGBT advocate was once a member of the opposite sex. (snip} I seem to repel women that I am attracted to, Bono told Confidenti@l at the Les Girls charity fund-raiser in Los Angeles.
  • Caitlyn Jenner Claims She No Longer Feels Like A Woman And Asks Everyone To Call Her Bruce Again

    10/04/2015 3:06:55 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 232 replies
    ShockWire ^ | 10/02/2015 | Staff
    Talk about flip-flopping! Bruce Jenner AKA Caitlyn Jenner is making headlines again. Sources close to Jenner have disclosed that she's now having doubts whether she's really a woman and is in the process of asking everyone to call her Bruce again. Jenner claims that after lots of soul searching, she is certain about this decision. Earlier this year, Bruce Jenner made national headlines when he revealed on a 20/20 interview that he was going through a gender transition. Jenner's announcement was a huge victory for the LGBT community that was lacking a high profile celebrity. Jenner, is a retired professional...
  • Transgender woman details ordeal TSA put her through...after bodyscanner picked up her 'anomaly'

    09/22/2015 3:20:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 63 replies
    A transgender woman has described how she was kept in airport security because TSA agents questioned why an 'anomaly' was picked up on the bodyscanner . Shadi Petosky was preparing to board a flight from Orlando International Airport on Monday when she was held up after going through the female line. The writer and producer was then questioned by a TSA agent and told she would have be run through as a man, otherwise there would be a 'problem'. The frequent flyer, who claims she has never experienced problems at airport security before, then began tweeting about her ordeal which...
  • First Openly Transgender Official Hired at White House

    08/18/2015 8:50:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 18, 2015
    The White House has hired its first openly transgender staff member. The White House announced Raffi Freedman-Gurspan's appointment on Tuesday. Freedman-Gurspan is an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the Office of Personnel. Transgender advocates say she is the first openly transgender official to serve in the White House.
  • Alabama Man Is Sick Of Hearing About Caitlyn Jenner, Shoots TV

    07/17/2015 9:36:19 PM PDT · by vox humana · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 17 July 2015 | Alexis Gulino
    Alabama resident Bobby Knight took his TV outside and recorded himself shooting it with a gun after watching former Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner win the Arthur Ashe Award courage award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night.
  • WHO: Sexual Health Means Governments Must Provide Abortion and Sex Change

    06/23/2015 7:52:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    cfam.org ^ | June 18, 2015 | By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D and Wendy Wright
    NEW YORK, June 19 (C-Fam) The World Health Organization jumped into the culture wars this week and issued a report telling every country to remove restrictions on abortions including for adolescents provide sex change surgery, and remove criminal restrictions on sexual conduct such as extramarital sex, prostitution, and homosexual behavior. WHOs controversial policy prescriptions, such as sex counseling and advocating cheap and unsafe abortion, have been previously exposed by the Friday Fax. However, this report was hailed as major and long-awated [sic] by an Australian intersex advocacy group because it contains a specific section on intersex people, as...
  • Rachel Dolezal Declares Herself to Be Bisexual

    06/19/2015 2:47:12 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 92 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | June 19, 2015 | Dave Blount
    When faux black Rachel Dolezal was offered a reality show, I thought: thats it, this farce is now complete; it perfectly encapsulates our tawdry age of moonbattery run amok. Then when we learned of a Rachel Dolezal sex tape, I thought: okay, it wasnt complete before, but now it is. Yet the story still wasnt finished. Rachel Dolezal had not yet proclaimed herself to be a polysexual pervert: Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP President accused of misrepresenting her race and masquerading as a black woman, revealed she is bisexual in an interview with NBC Nightly News. Im bisexual. And so,...
  • De Blasio still won't endorse Hillary Clinton's 2016 bid

    06/07/2015 1:17:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Daily News via MSN ^ | 6/07/15 | ADAM EDELMAN
    Mayor de Blasio is playing hard-to-get with his former boss and presumptive 2016 Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. For the third time, de Blasio refused to endorse Clinton on national television, sidestepping questions about throwing his support behind the former New York senator. "As for the Democratic field, each of the candidates is beginning to address these issues," de Blasio said on CBS' "Face the Nation" about whether any of the declared Democratic presidential candidates had adequately addressed issues like income inequality and a higher minimum wage. "I'm waiting to hear a fuller vision from each, on how they'll actually tackle...
  • NYC mayor: America has a 'democracy problem' (needs different voting laws alert)

    06/07/2015 11:52:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 7, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said on Sunday that Americans would benefit from reformed national voting laws. We have a democracy problem, de Blasio told host John Dickerson on CBSs Face the Nation. Our elections are governed by state law and for a long time Ive believed we need to make a fundamental series of reforms, he said. Lets face it, a lot of the people in the political class have tried to discourage voter involvement and a lot of incumbents prefer a very small electorate, he added. De Blasio said he disagrees with Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)...
  • Glenn Beck Stands By Egypt Caliphate Conspiracy (2011)

    02/16/2015 6:14:02 AM PST · by navysealdad · 19 replies
    Huffingtonpost ^ | 02/04/2011 | Jack Mirkinson
    After being derided and charged with trafficking in wild conspiracy theories, Glenn Beck redoubled his warnings that the uprisings in Egypt could lead to an Islamic caliphate spreading across the Middle East on his radio show Thursday. Beck has come under criticism for his doomsday vision of the potential fallout from the Egyptian revolution. He has warned that the world is "being divvied up" by the "uber left" and the "Islamicists," and that what was formerly "Ancient Babylon" could emerge as the new seat of "evil" and center of the new caliphate.
  • The forgotten history of Bruce Jenner: How the 1970s all-American hero ended up here

    02/05/2015 3:16:11 AM PST · by 9thLife · 50 replies
    wapo ^ | February 4 at 6:26 PM | Emily Yahr
    One day in 1977, about a year after Bruce Jenner shattered a world record to win the decathlon gold medal at the Montreal Summer Olympics, he met up with his sportswriter friend Barry McDermott to play tennis in New York City. McDermott suggested a match at his private club — but that wasn’t Jenner’s style. Privacy was never his priority. The pair went to Central Park, where word quickly spread that Bruce Jenner (Bruce Jenner!) was playing on the public courts. McDermott remembers the crowd growing, as he had known it would, gawkers pressed against the chain-link fence, watching the...
  • Fans boo Bill Belichick during Super Bowl national anthem

    02/02/2015 2:23:31 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 135 replies
    sbnation.com ^ | Feb 1 2015 | James Dator
    Not rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor anthem can stop football fans booing Bill Belichick.
  • [Vanity]: I must say I'm enjoying all the angst and despair in Dummieland tonite

    11/04/2014 8:06:44 PM PST · by Maceman · 45 replies
    Check it out.
  • Lena Dunham Cancels Appearances Amid Molestation Accusations

    11/03/2014 4:03:33 PM PST · by Third Person · 88 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 3rd, 2014 | Lesley Messer
    Lena Dunham has canceled two book tour dates in Europe amid accusations that she molested her sister when they were children. The actress tweeted on Monday that she was no longer going to attend events in Belgium and Germany. "To my Belgian readers, so very sorry to miss the Antwerp Book Fair today but I can't wait to come back and eat fries with you. Much love," she wrote. "German readers: I am deeply sorry to miss tomorrow's event in Berlin. I am so grateful for your energy and support. Mit viele liebe." The "Girls" star, 28, has been criticized...
  • Climate change: Could we engineer greener humans? (Smaller, aversion to red meat & hibernate)

    07/24/2014 3:32:27 PM PDT · by equalator · 36 replies
    BBC Future ^ | 7-16-2014 | Frank Swain
    We can artificially induce intolerance to red meat by stimulating the immune system against common bovine proteins, he says. Liao envisions a medical aid like a nicotine patch that makes you sick if you try to eat red meat. Such a patch might sound like science fiction and for now it is but evidence has recently surfaced that people bitten by the lone star tick, native to the southern US, subsequently developed allergies to red meat, forcibly pushing them toward a vegetarian lifestyle.
  • Immigration reform advocates protest at Obamas LGBT victory lap

    06/18/2014 2:43:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 18, 2014 | By Emma Margolin
    President Obama took a much-deserved victory lap on LGBT equality Tuesday night, declaring before an adoring crowd in New York City that his administration has been able to do more to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans than any administration in history. And hes right. As President Obama prepared to celebrate his historic record on advancing LGBT equality, dozens of protesters gathered on the street to point out one major black mark. Under this administration, approximately two million undocumented immigrants many, LGBT have been deported to countries where their sexual orientation or gender identity...